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Between 2007 and 2011, 37 percent of fire deaths occurred in homes without smoke detectors, states the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Three out of five deaths in house fires occur because no smoke detectors are installed or because they aren’t working correctly. Having functioning...Read more

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You’ve outfitted your home with the latest in today’s technology, from greener, Energy Star options to sophisticated TV, gaming, and handheld electronic devices. But all those things can be destroyed in the blink of an eye from the simple zap of a power surge.

What can cause a...Read more

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Power tools have big appetites. The moment you turn them on, they gobble up more than their fair share of electricity. As a result, you have probably tripped a few circuit breakers in your shop while feeding your power tools. To ensure you have an adequate power supply for your hungry power...Read more

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With winter weather swiftly approaching, you may be thinking about how you’re going to keep your home and family warm more affordably this year. One cost effective method is to turn down the thermostat and run a small electric heater in the room where your family spends time together in the...Read more

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If you’re in the process of redecorating a room, it’s easy to forget about the light switch covers. However, giving attention to this minor detail can greatly contribute to the room’s final appearance. Get inspired with these creative light switch cover ideas.

Book Spines...Read more

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Electricity is an important part of our everyday lives, but it’s also extremely dangerous. If you have a utility pole near your home, keep your distance. If a downed power line occurs nearby, never approach the area. Learn more about utility poles and what makes them dangerous so you can take...Read more

Pathway lighting is one of the most dramatic ways you can improve your garden. By adding lights, you benefit from:

  • Improved ambiance, perfect for setting a mood while entertaining.
  • ...Read more
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Times are changing, and so is technology! If you haven’t gone back-to-school shopping yet, it’s important you know what items will help make your students’ lives a little easier this semester. Remember when you were a kid and school supplies were as basic as a few spiral notebooks and...Read more

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Just because you’re out of power, expenses from facilities and employees don’t stop incurring. Forty-eight hours without power can be the difference between success and failure. Fortunately for you, you can prepare for these situations with the help of a commercial generator. More affordable...Read more

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Going green is all the rage these days, with a green upside not just for the environment, but for your wallet as well. With the benefit and low cost of today’s LED (light-emitting diode) lighting technology - and your family’s lighting demands using approximately 12 percent of your energy budget...Read more